Finding Items within Multiple Exchange Mailboxes

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The Exchange Problem

The need for finding items within multiple exchange mailboxes started last week when I was presented with an interesting predicament. One of the staff members from another division in the Forsythes group was receiving calendar invites for a meeting that was no longer valid.  What was worse, the user sending them no longer worked at the company. Many system engineers would look at this problem and say “Aha! I’ know what to do”. They would then go onto talk about re-enabling the account and logging in as the user and removing the entries. The interesting predicament part was the user no longer exists in Active Directory nor does their mailbox exist! Continue reading “Finding Items within Multiple Exchange Mailboxes”

Process stuck? Terminate remotely!

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I recently worked with a client that must have forgotten to give a sacrifice to the computer gods before coming to work. This oversight set in motion a series of unfortunate events that led to a failure of access for a database due to a stuck process. I discovered that the combination of issues which included; service loss, virtual machine console loss and remote desktop loss, made attempts to access the server and it’s application occupants futile. To make matters worse there were critical deadlines for the users of the database and users for other files on the server. The file access was not effected, so a restart of the server was out of the question. Continue reading “Process stuck? Terminate remotely!”